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Logistical Products: Change and Delete Assignments

With this feature you now have greater support when you change assignments and you can delete future assignments for logistical products. Furthermore, you can now change and delete dependent assignments at the same time.

Technical Details

Type

Changed

Available In

Available in all countries/regions

Scope Item

No scope item required

Application Component

LO-RFM-MD-ART (Article)

Available As Of

SAP S/4HANA 1809 FPS02

Additional Details

You create, change, and delete assignments by using the Assign Logistical Products app. An assignment specifies from which supplier and within which period a distribution center or store can procure a product in a specific unit of measure.

A typical use case for changing assignments is when the validity period of an assignment needs to be shortened because the respective product will soon need to be procured in a different unit of measure or when the assignment was created for the wrong validity period. The typical use cases for deleting assignments are when an assignment was created for the wrong product or a future assignment is no longer needed.

Assignment Dependencies

One assignment depends on another assignment (that is, dependent assignments exist) in the following cases:

  • Both assignments are for the same product.

  • The validity periods of both assignments overlap.

  • The receiving distribution center (DC) of one assignment, for example, the DC in a Supplier-DC assignment, is the supplying DC of another assignment, for example, in a DC-Store assignment.

Purchasing documents depend on an assignment in the following cases:

  • A purchasing document contains the product of the assignment.

  • The supplying site in a purchasing document and in the assignment is the same.

  • At least one receiving site in a purchasing document is the same as the receiving site in the assignment.

  • At least one delivery date in the purchasing document lies within the validity period of the assignment.

Effects on Existing Data

If you want to change assignments, you can now also change certain dependent assignments at the same time. Furthermore, you can now delete assignments and you can delete certain dependent assignments at the same time.

If the source determination of any purchasing document items is affected by changing or deleting any assignments or dependent assignments, warnings are displayed. For more information, see Logistical Products in Logistics Processes under Procurement.

The following sections give a basic overview of the functions available for changing and deleting assignments. For more detailed information, please see Changing and Deleting Assignments.

Change Selected Assignments

In the Assign Logistical Products app, select the assignments you want to change and then click the Change selected assignments icon. The Change Selected Assignments dialog box opens.

If a selected or dependent assignment is currently valid, you cannot change the start of the validity period; however, you can change the end of the validity period. If any other assignments depend on any of the selected assignments, warnings are displayed. You can ignore any warnings and save the changes to the assignments or you can cancel your changes.

Delete Selected Assignments

In the Assign Logistical Products app, select the assignments you want to delete and then click the Delete selected assignments icon. The Delete dialog box opens.

If a selected or dependent assignment is currently valid, you cannot delete the assignment. If any of the selected assignments depend on any other assignments or if any other assignments depend on the selected assignments, warnings are displayed. You can ignore any warnings and delete the assignments or cancel.

Change Also Dependent Assignments

If it is possible to change the selected assignments and their dependent assignments at the same time, in the Change Selected Assignments dialog box under Dependent Assignments, you can enable the Change Also Dependent Assignments option.

Delete Also Dependent Assignments

If it is possible to delete the selected assignments and their dependent assignments at the same time, in the Delete dialog box under Dependent Assignments, you can enable the Delete Also Dependent Assignments option.

If a complex hierarchy of dependent assignments exists, to change or delete any dependent assignments, you must explicitly select them manually.

Display Errors During Assignment

When you create assignments, if logistics data for the sites specified in any assignments does not exist in the master data record of a procurement product, the system automatically generates this data by copying the data from the corresponding reference site. If any errors occur during the creation of the logistics data, you are now prompted by a notification and can review the error details by clicking Display Errors During Assignment.